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Chris Christie’s Hail Mary Campaign for POTUS

By |June 30th, 2015|

IT WASN’T supposed to be like this. But Gov. Chris Christie’s hail Mary campaign for POTUS looks a lot like Sen. John McCain’s back when he was down and out, before he won the nomination. Will Christie be that lucky? It all starts and depends on New Hampshire where Christie’s slogan […]

White House #LoveWins and so Does President Obama

By |June 27th, 2015|

“Instead of turning back the clock, they should be joining us in saying ‘no’ — ‘no’ to discrimination for once and for all,” Clinton said in a fiery speech at a fundraising rally for the Democratic Party of Virginia here in Fairfax just hours after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. “Across […]

President Obama Interview with Marc Maron: Race and Using “Nigger in Public”

By |June 22nd, 2015|

“Racism, we are not cured of. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.” […]

The Political Gods Deliver Donald Trump

By |June 17th, 2015|

Besides, I, personally, support his candidacy. “Democracy,” said H. L. Mencken, “is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” – P.J. O’Rourke

OH, SWEET mystery of life at last you have delivered unto the American people a Republican presidential candidate that truly represents the […]

More Jeb, Less Bush

By |June 16th, 2015|

TWO FEARED words for any politician or public figure are McKay Coppins, the reporter for BuzzFeed. Or at least they should be. Coupons’ piece on Jeb Bush, whose last name must not be mentioned, should give Jeb’s team shivers. And I know he’s been told to smile more often, but this […]

Pope Francis, Defender of Our Mother Earth

By |June 16th, 2015|

Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft of a papal encyclical. In a document released by an Italian magazine on Monday, the pontiff will warn that failure to act […]

Poor Jeb, He Just Can’t Get His Act Together

By |June 11th, 2015|

Mike Murphy, Bush’s political alter ego, decided early on to hold regular senior staff meetings at an unusual location: a Hyatt hotel inside a terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The idea was that it was a central and relatively inexpensive gathering place for a team scattered from Los Angeles, where Murphy lives, to […]

ISIS in Iraq Pulls Obama Back In, Reverberations Abound for 2016

By |June 10th, 2015|

In a major shift of strategy in Iraq, the Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar Province and send hundreds of additional American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi and repel the Islamic State. – Michael Gordon [New York Times]

LAST NIGHT on MSNBC, Steve […]

For Hillary Clinton, There’s a “Right Way” and “Wrong Way” to Win

By |June 9th, 2015|

Hillary Clinton appears to be taking the easy path. It would be the wrong one. Democratic and Republican presidential candidates face a choice: They can appeal to the broadest possible audience or pander to their most devoted partisans. Most will choose option No. 2, because it’s the easiest and clearest route to the presidency. […]

Hillary Challenges GOP on Voting Rights: “What part of democracy are they afraid of?”

By |June 5th, 2015|

“What is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other,” Mrs. Clinton told a crowd of about 2,000 in a basketball arena at the historically black campus. [